Game of Thrones has cast Ian McShane in season six of the hit HBO fantasy series.
The network confirmed the Deadwood alum for the upcoming season but did not reveal his role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
McShane, best known for his role as the appropriately named foul-mouthed entrepreneur Al Swearengen in Deadwood, is the first new cast member to be confirmed for Game of Thrones season six.
The actor is currently guest-starring in the third season of Showtime’s Ray Donovan.
Few plot details have been revealed about the upcoming season of Thrones as the show has caught up to the fifth, and most current, book in the series authored by George. R. R. Martin.
The sixth season is currently in production, and Martin has again bowed out from writing any episodes as he’s attempting to finish book six, The Winds of Winter.